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J/A+A/383/719       Galilean Satellites mutual events 2002-2003    (Arlot, 2002)

Predictions of the mutual events of the Galilean Satellites of Jupiter occurring in 2002-2003 Arlot J.-E. <Astron. Astrophys. 383, 719 (2002)> =2002A&A...383..719A
ADC_Keywords: Planets ; Occultations ; Ephemerides Keywords: planets and satellites: general - planets and satellites: individual: Jupiter Abstract: Mutual occultations and eclipses of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter will occur in 2002-2003. This paper provides predictions of these events as well as information useful for their observations. Such events are uncommon, since they occur only every 6 years when the Earth and the Sun pass through the common orbital plane of the Galilean satellites. Therefore, we encourage professional and amateur astronomers to join the networks of observers in order to get as many observations as possible. Data on the predictions of the events are available on the web server of the Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul de Ephemerides (IMCCE) ( http://www.bdl.fr ). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file events.dat 122 579 Predicted mutual events
See also: http://www.bdl.fr/ephem/ephesat/phenjup2003_eng.html : Website J/A+A/314/312 : Galilean satellites mutual events in 1997 (Arlot 1996) J/A+AS/125/399 : Mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites (Arlot+ 1997) Byte-by-byte Description of file: events.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 "YYYY/MM/DD" Date Date of the maximum of the event 13- 19 A7 --- Nature Nature of the event (1) 21 A1 --- Type [PAT] Type of eclipse (2) 24- 25 I2 h BP.h ? UTC time of the beginning of the eclipse by the penumbra 27- 28 I2 min BP.m ? UTC time of the beginning of the eclipse by the penumbra 30- 32 F3.0 s BP.s ? UTC time of the beginning of the eclipse by the penumbra 35- 36 I2 h BS.h ? TT time of the beginning of the eclipse by the shadow or beginning of the occultation 38- 39 I2 min BS.m ? TT time of the beginning of the eclipse by the shadow or beginning of the occultation 41- 43 F3.0 s BS.s ? TT time of the beginning of the eclipse by the shadow or beginning of the occultation 46- 47 I2 h BT.h ? UTC time of the beginning of the totality 49- 50 I2 min BT.m ? UTC time of the beginning of the totality 52- 54 F3.0 s BT.s ? UTC time of the beginning of the totality 57- 58 I2 h Max.h TT time of the maximum of the event 60- 61 I2 min Max.m TT time of the maximum of the event 63- 65 F3.0 s Max.s TT time of the maximum of the event 68- 69 I2 h ET.h ? UTC time of the end of the totality 71- 72 I2 min ET.m ? UTC time of the end of the totality 74- 76 F3.0 s ET.s ? UTC time of the end of the totality 79- 80 I2 h ES.h ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the shadow or end of the occultation 82- 83 I2 min ES.m ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the shadow or end of the occultation 85- 87 F3.0 s ES.s ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the shadow or end of the occultation 90- 91 I2 h EP.h ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the penumbra 93- 94 I2 min EP.m ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the penumbra 96- 98 F3.0 s EP.s ? TT time of the end of the eclipse by the penumbra 101-105 F5.3 --- Drop [0,1]Flux drop (3) 107-111 I5 s Dur ? Duration of the event (4) 113-116 F4.1 ---- Dist Apparent distance from the occulted or eclipsed satellite to the center of Jupiter in jovian radii 118-122 F5.3 arcsec Impact Impact parameter
Note (1): Nature of the event: 1 OCC 2 means that satellite 1 occults satellite 2 3 ECL 4 means that satellite 3 eclipses satellite 4 Note (2): Type of eclipse: P: partial A: annular T: total blank: eclipse by the penumbra Note (3): Flux drop: if 0, grazing event with a very small signal to be detected; if 1, total event with a large signal easy to detect. Note (4): No duration is indicated for grazing events.
History: Copied at http://www.bdl.fr/ephem/ephesat/phenjup2003_eng.html J.E. Arlot, IMCCE/observatoire de Paris/CNRS-France
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 15-Feb-2002
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